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Hillsborough County to open cold-weather shelters tonight


Published:   |   Updated: November 27, 2013 at 03:43 PM

Hillsborough County will open cold-weather shelters tonight as temperatures are expected to plunge into the 30s.

County officials say the shelters will be available to the homeless and those whose homes don’t have adequate heat.

According to the National Weather Service, the wind chill could fall below 32 degrees tonight into Thanksgiving morning.

The shelter locations:

  • Metropolitan Ministries , 2010 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa, will open at 4 p.m. for adults and families. Call (813) 209-1077.

  • Salvation Army, 1514 N. Florida Ave. in Tampa, will open at 4 p.m. for adults only. Call (813) 221-4440.

  • Jackson Springs Recreation Center , 8620 Jackson Springs Road in Town ‘N Country, will open at 6:30 for adults and families. Call (813) 554-5064.

  • Wimauma Community Center, 5705 Hillsborough St. in Wimauma, will open at 6 p.m. for adults and families. Call (813) 635-3500.

  • Brandon Community Center , 510 E. Sadie St. in Brandon, will open at 6 p.m. for homeless individuals and families with children. Call (813) 635-8179.

The Brandon, Jackson Springs and Wimauma locations are also accepting donations. Contact the shelters for details.

Highs on Thanksgiving are expected to warm into the mid-60s, with lows in the low-50s.

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